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Auburn Overcomes Large Deficit to Down FAMU


Cole Lipscomb earns the win after 1 1/3 inning performance. (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Wade Rackley)

Auburn overcame a 7-run deficit on Wednesday afternoon to pick up their first mid-week win of the season, a 12-8 decision to Florida A&M inside Plainsman Park. In its’ first mid-week game of the season, Auburn went to their bullpen early and often. After Gabe Klobosits’ 3 run, 4 hit inning to open the game, the Tigers began to work with their unit by using seven pitchers throughout the remainder of the game. Elliot Anderson and Daniel Sprinkle would split the 2nd inning, with Anderson allowing three runs before being replaced by Sprinkle down 6-0. Sprinkle spent the most amount of time on the mound for Auburn in the game, tossing three complete innings, allowing one run and striking out two. Down 7-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Auburn bats had awakened from their mid-week slumber. The Tigers scored six runs in the inning, led by Bo Decker’s 2-hit inning. Decker began the inning by picking up a double off of the tall wall in left field. Decker would score two at-bats later thanks to a sacrifice fly from Blake Logan, which would be Auburn’s first run of the game. A majority of the runs in the inning would come with two out. Following a double by Luke Jarvis and a walk to Daniel Robert, newcomer Josh Anthony belted a single to score Jarvis, which cut the lead to 7-3. Auburn scored three more times by a single, hit-by-pitch, and an error. The Rattlers scored once more in the top of the sixth to extend their lead and to put a cap on scoring. With two on in the bottom half of the sixth, Daniel Robert hit the team’s first long ball of the season over the right field wall to erase the deficit, and tie the game at 8. Jonah Todd and Decker took advantage of the gassed Florida A&M pitching staff. Todd scored one on a bases loaded single, with Decker scoring two more. A balk was the fourth run of the inning, putting a damper on the game. Cole Lipscomb entered the game in the top of the eighth inning, going an 1 ⅓ off an inning and striking out one to close out the game, and to pick up the win. Auburn moves to 4-1 on the season after the win. Next up for Auburn is a three-game set with Holy Cross. The series begins on Friday afternoon at 2 P.M. at Plainsman Park.


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